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This is a significant case in that it is the 2nd class action case involving VA to now make it through the courts. So, there’s a roadmap in place for petitioners to bring class actions against the VA going forward—that’s a big deal.
This case went before a panel of CAVC judges, one of whom, Judge Allen, helped craft the class action rules for these type of cases. Judge Allen is a very smart guy and VA found that out in this case.
Fundamentally, VA got chastised in a previous case for denying reimbursements for non-VA emergency medical care. So, VA rewrote the regulation in such a way as to ignore what the Court previously said—the judges REALLY didn’t like that when they found out what VA had done. They particularly didn’t like VA advising veterans the exact opposite of what the law said about reimbursements in these type of cases. I invite everyone to read the second page of the opinion. Very strong and direct language is used in chastising the VA and they only brought it on themselves., for example; "It's difficult to conceive how an agency could believe that adopting a regulation that mimics the result a Federal court held to be unlawful is somehow appropriate when the statute at issue has not changed. But there is more."
VA is now on the hook for upwards of $5 to 6 Billion in previously unreimbursed costs.
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The moment that you file a claim someone will be waiting to schedule you for a Compensation and Pension (C & P) Exam.
The C & P exam is the precise point where so many claims go south. The C & P examiner is often not qualified to render an opinion of the condition in front of them. I recently received an email from a veteran who I had advised to file a claim for his carotid artery disease as secondary to his service connected diabetes. His claim was denied because the C & P examiner opined that there was no medical evidence that diabetes caused or contributed to carotid artery disease. That it is well known that diabetes is a leading cause of atherosclerosis didn't phase anyone at VA and now we have to have a doctor and a lawyer get involved in a lengthy appeal.
Think about it...the veteran was denied service connection because the VA examiner reported that there is no medical evidence that diabetes causes carotid artery disease. Now read this.
Months ago when I first advised the veteran to file the claim for a secondary condition, I didn't advise him to get an IMO. I couldn't have believed that VA would deny a vascular condition as secondary to DMII...it defies all logic. But here we are and it's become very apparent that if you want to avoid an appeal, you'll get an IMO as you file the initial claim.
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Scheduled For A C & P??? Filing A Claim?
I've been posting this again and again over the years
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Military members know that when DoD gives
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The VA is similar, but the system is worse.